DoD / NYPD Body Weapon Scanner

Rich Jones filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All documents mentioning the weapon-detecting infrared-ray device, made in association with the New York Police Department, mentioned in this New York Post article: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_developing_new_device_to_detect_HpGz6WUXC9Ji7qaifcCxkN?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME

If that is too broad, please send a list of all those documents rather than the documents themselves, by order of creation.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Rich Jones

From: "Graves, Aaron CIV WHS/ESD" <aaron.graves@whs.mil>

Mr. Jones,

Please note that as worded, your request cannot be processed at this
time. First, please understand that there is no central FOIA processing
point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) and each of the
military services and various DoD components process their own FOIA
requests. This office, for example, only processes requests for records
related to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff
(OSD/JS). You have not made it clear how the requested information is
associated with the OSD/JS. You have not identified the requested
records, program or office with sufficient detail that would allow an
experienced researcher to conduct an organized non-random search. Since
your request does not provide this detail, you have not submitted a
proper request to facilitate processing under the Freedom of Information
Act.

Therefore, you will need to resubmit your request with the additional
information, as mentioned above. Please also note that you will be
considered as an "other" for fee purposes. Therefore, you will need to
state a willingness to pay in order for this office to begin processing
your request. If you have any questions regarding this response or the
FOIA process, please feel free to contact me directly.

V/r,

Aaron Graves
OSD/JS FOIA Team Chief
(571) 372-0435

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